Taurus Projects

Crane Installation


2 Full Gantry Cranes 2 tonne SWL

Crane Installation


Installation of 6 overhead cranes

Crane manufacture


Installation of 25 tonne gantry crane

Crane Manufacture


Refurbishd and shortened crane installation

Site Safety - Training for Safer Lifting

taurus cranes training for safety lifting

Taurus Cranes can offer comprehensive training for safer lifting using cranes and hoists, our syllabus covers the law, Health and Safety at work as well as the safe use of lifting gear and the causes of accidents.

We can show you how to lift safer in the work place.

We offer practical demonstrations onsite and can arrange a meeting at your convenience.

Finally we provide the appropriate certificates of successful completition of our courses to the attendees.

 

A Professional Service by Taurus Cranes Ltd

THE HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK ACT, 1974

This act places similar responsibilities on both employee and employer. Both must do whatever is reasonable to ensure that their actions at work do not put at risk the safety of themselves and others. The act also places a specific duty on employers to provide a safe place of work.

THE MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS, 1999

These regulations put the onus on employers to provide training and safe systems of work and to keep training records. They also require employees to use only equipment for which training has been provided.

THE PROVISION & USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS, 1998

These regulations require employers provide training for the equipment which they provide.

COMMON LAW

In the event of an accident, the courts are unlikely to look favourably on an employer that has not provided adequate training to employees. Under the latest regulations “Grandfather” rights are specifically excluded.

We Can Show You How

We can train you to lift more safely and make your work place safer. We aim to cover the type of equipment you use. Our “Safe Use of Lifting Equipment” training courses target: -

RESPONSIBILITES

The employee has responsibilities too. An understanding and acceptance of these responsibilities by equipment users will result in less equipment damage and a safer work place.

AVOIDING MISUSE

Misuse due to ignorance is a major cause of accidents. The correct way to use each type of equipment is taught.

FAULT FINDING

Worn or damaged equipment is another major cause of accidents. The ability of the user to identify such faults can save accidents from happening.

Syllabus – “Safe Use of Lifting Equipment” Courses

All gearboxes will be inspected for wear, deformation, cracks and oil leaks. The oil levels will be inspected to ensure they are correct and the quality of the lubricant is acceptable.BRAKES: The brake covers will be removed and the brake mechanisms will be inspected for wear, deformation, cracks or serious damage. The air gap will be measured with suitable instruments to ensure it complies with manufacturer’s guidelines.

THE LAW

Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974

• Responsibilities of the employer

• Responsibilities of the employee

• What if you break the law? Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1998 (LOLER)

• Periodic inspection of equipment

• Periodic inspection of operations

• Proof load testing

• Do not exceed the SWL


TYPES OF LIFTING GEAR

Identify types of equipment in the trainees’ workplace / other types


CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS

Use of damaged / work equipment

• Inspect daily, before each use

• Identification of typical defects

• Action when a defect is found

• Misuse

• Due to lack of training

• Overloading


ASSESSING THE LOAD

• Marked on item/delivery note

• Drawing office

• Common sense assessment

SAFE USE OF LIFTING GEAR

Wire Ropes & Wire Rope Slings

• Construction/grades/lay/cores

• Checking size/SWL/using tables

• Effects of curvature/pulley sizes)

• Cleaning/lubricating/corrosion

• Sharp edges/packing

• Types of fittings/eyes/multi-leg


Chain Slings

• Types of steel/methods of ID

• Checking size/SWL/tables/angle

• Cleaning/lubrication/corrosion

• Sharp edges/packing

• Types of fittings/assemblies


Fibre Slings

• Marked on item/delivery note

• Drawing office

• Common sense assessment


Chain Blocks

• Correct use/vertical lifting

• Checking SWL

• Use with slings


Ratchet Hoists (Pull Lifts)

• Correct use/lifting/pulling

• Checking SWL


Fibre Slings

• Marked on item/delivery note

• Drawing office

• Common sense assessment


Tirfors

• Correct use/lifting/pulling

• Checking SWL

• Correct wire size


Plate Clamps

• Correct use/lifting/pulling

• Checking SWL

• Single plates/bundles


Tackle

• Shackles Pin size/type/materials

• Eyebolts: Type/thread


Overhead Hoists & Cranes

• Correct use

• Checking SWL

• Load swing

• Limits/end stops/inching


Practical Demonstration

Where possible and appropriate, a practical demonstration of a lifting job can be set up on site.

Trainees can be allowed to carry out the lift under the control of the trainer.

This often gives the trainee confidence to do a job he would otherwise not undertake.

Location

We come to your site.

Course Materials

Lecture and discussion / Video films / Overhead Slides / Samples of damaged & worn equipment.

Attendee Certificate

After successfully completing the course examination paper, each attendee is provided with a certificate of training, with a duplicate copy for the employer’s records.


Training for safer lifting. Don’t let it happen to you!

Employers are legally required to provide their employees with training the safe use of machinery and equipment which they use at work.

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  • Taurus Cranes Ltd
  • Unit 16H Westside Industrial Estate
  • Jackson Street, St Helens
  • Merseyside
  • WA9 3AT

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